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Dataset details
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Dataset title
Comparative Candidates Survey (CCS) Wave II - Cumulative Dataset 2013 - 2019
DOI 10.23662/FORS-DS-886-2
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Dataset language English
Additional information Data from the CCS is available in the form of an integrated dataset including a total of 18 elections from 17 countries: Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Greece, Australia, Sweden, Norway, Hungary, Montenegro, Albania, Iceland, Romania, Estonia, Finland, Portugal, Chile, and Belgium.
Dataset version 2.0.0
Version notes Modifications to the CCS II file in version 2.0.0: - Added election from Estonia 2015 - Added election from Finland 2015 - Added election from Portugal 2015 - Added election from Chile 2017 - Added election from Belgium 2014 - Germany 2013: corrected variables B6a_1 – B6a_3 - Greece 2015: corrected variables A7a2 and E5 - Sweden 2014: corrected variables A4a3, A4b1 – A4b3 - Norway 2013: corrected variable A3a
Publication date 25.11.2020
See variables on De Visu
Bibliographical citation CCS 2020. Comparative Candidates Survey Wave II - 2013-2019 [Dataset - cumulative file]. Distributed by FORS, Lausanne, 2020.
Data type Quantitative data
Consent of respondents
Time method Cross-section
  • Digitalized data file
Data collector
Available document types
  • Collection instruments
  • Additional documentation concerning the data
  • Codebook
Remarks about the documentation
Restriction Academic research and teaching
Special order
Special permission With prior agreement of author
Status Published

Comparative Candidates Survey (CCS) Wave 2 - Data
Collection date - begin 15.01.2012
Collection date - end 09.07.2018
Analysis unit
  • Individual
Universe Candidates for parliamentary elections in Albania, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Portugal, Romania, Montenegro, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Sampling description
Mode of data collection
  • Face-to-face interview (CAPI, CAMI, PAPI, etc.)
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based
Data collection instruments
  • Questionnaire
Data source
Weighting information
Response rate
Data completeness
Number of cases 10763
Number of variables 190